Lead Engineer - Work on the Xero Cloud Product
Auckland, NZ
16h ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world.

This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections.

Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

We are hiring several Lead Engineers within our Product Practice and Business Products groups to help us deliver on our biggest ambitions while achieving the highest standards of engineering excellence.

These roles are in our Xero Practice and Growth group. PRODUCT PRACTICE : Xero Practice Manager XPM is a very successful tool Accounting Practices around the world use to manage their day to day operations.

It has stood the test of time and we now need to ensure it is fit for the next chapter of our customers' success journey.

As a Technical Lead in XPM, you will help define and deliver a technical strategy. Our goal is to turn XPM into an even more powerful, modern set of services and customer experiences that are fully integrated with our other Accounting Practice tools.

Practice Platform The Practice Platform team is responsible for developing API’s that power Xero’s next generation Practice suite of tools for the next five years having all products building on top of it.

This will provide the foundation for all experiences targeted at solving the needs of our Accountants & Bookkeepers. As a Technical Lead in Practice Platform, you will be help define our technical strategy for converging our systems together and establishing a single source of truth fueling cohesive and seamless user experiences.

You will also be advocating for creating best of class developer experiences for consuming our API’s by internal and external developers.

BUSINESS PRODUCTS : Xero's 'Business Products' offers several products that support small businesses.Inventory are building the world’s easiest and most insightful solution for small, goods-based businesses to manage and improve their inventory and financial performance.

Our current Inventory and Purchase Orders are two fundamental parts of supply chain that small businesses uses to operate their business.

In this Lead Engineer role, you will be working across a product team delivering customer value in an API first manner, with web and mobile experiences.

If your career aspirations are towards growing into a principal engineer or architecture role then this is the perfect opportunity to take a decisive step in that direction.

What you'll be doing As a Lead Engineer, you will be working as a key part of one of our product teams. It is a hands on, on the tools role and you’ll be the focal point where technical decisions meet strategic thinking.

This role will also enable you to grow into a principal engineer or architecture role, as you demonstrate the ability to influence the organisation around you towards engineering excellence.

Some of the key responsibilities for this role are :

  • Lead the solution design for the work coming into your team
  • Be a guiding light and help your team to balance delivery and engineering excellence (quality, performance, security, devops, tech modernisation)
  • Collaborate across the Practice group with your peers in customer support, product, architecture and product design functions
  • Support and mentor more junior engineers
  • Lead by example and solve interesting and challenging delivery problems across product boundaries
  • This role is not a management one, however, the engineers in the teams around you will grow in capability and confidence by working with you.
  • To be successful in this role, you’ll demonstrate the ability to :

  • Connect and align your team with product and engineering strategy
  • Drive decisions using data and experimentation
  • Grow the technical capability in your team through informal mentoring of the engineers around you
  • Build strong relationships across engineering, product and design to translate future architecture into a technical vision and roadmap
  • Champion a sustainable and resilient product solution
  • Create a safe and trusting environment
  • What we’re looking for :

  • Experience with some of these technologies - C# (or similar), , React, SQL and / or NoSQL DBs
  • A strong team player who is highly skilled in collaborating with others
  • An excellent communicator, who can fill the gaps between technical and non-technical specialists
  • Proven track record of delivering modern and distributed technical solutions
  • Experience across one of the following : Public and private API design and implementation, Modern web apps architecture, Cloud based infrastructure and services
  • Proven track record supporting systems in production
  • Someone with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Why Xero? Xero is an inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life.

    Where creativity, innovation and continuous learning are encouraged and celebrated. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe or a workplace which understands your family, sport or a side gig is the priority or something in between - Xero can be all of that and more.

    At Xero, we trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your desire for learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish.

    As part of our awesome package, you’ll receive Xero shares and a Life Insurance package as well as a variety of other perks to make your time here that much more fun.

    Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks, so join us and experience our new Auckland offices!Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

    Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.Apply for this job

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